1 artist, 24 hours, and nowhere to run! Finally, readers, we get the back-story on Jim and Miranda's relationship.
As each chapter is complete it will be published as a Ryuzine Press Edition. Enjoy!
October brought us more tricks and treats! The trick, (again), was that I got to interrupt your regular reading pleasure, and the TREAT is that an entire month’s worth of comic posts is now collected into this digital issue!
Another 24-Hour Comic Day National Challenge. A challenge set forth for all comics artists/cartoonists to see if they can write, draw, and complete a full 24-page comic book within 24 hours. Again, I have succeeded, and this year I actually pulled off doing 26 pages because the ending of the story seemed a little short!
Fear not, this story DOES coincide with the current storyline. As seasoned readers can recognize, that is Miranda (not Yong the Dragon Lady) that is occupying Jim’s thoughts….Yes, we finally get a glimpse into Jim’s past!
From the “official” website at http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/:
To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours.
That means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, everything. Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Even proofreading has to occur in the 24 hour period. (Computer-generated comics are fine of course, same principles apply).
No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period. Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, food, music etc. is fine.
Your pages can be any size, any material. Carve them in stone, print them with rubber stamps, draw them on your kitchen walls with a magic marker. Whatever you makes you happy.
The 24 hours are continuous. You can take a nap, but the clock keeps ticking. If you get to 24 hours and you’re not done, either end it there (“the Gaiman Variation”) or keep going until you’re done (“the Eastman Variation”). I consider both of these “Noble Failure” Variants and true 24 hour comics in spirit; but you must sincerely intend to do the 24 pages in 24 hours at the outset.
THE ONLINE VARIATION: The above applies to printed comics or online comics with “pages” but if you’d like to try a 24-hour Online Comic that doesn’t break down into pages (like the expanded canvas approach I use in most of my own webcomics) then try this: At least 100 panels AND it has to be done, formatted and ONLINE within the 24-hour period!
There is also an official blog tracking the event worldwide each year: http://www.24hcd.blogspot.com/
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